For the last two weeks, the country has been at a standstill due to the enhanced community quarantine caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Many have used this time to rest, find a new hobby, or be closer to their families.
Last Friday, some sports personalities shared an online app called BuriBooks — the largest collection of Filipino children’s books. And what they are promoting is reading to children during the ECQ.
Through BuriBooks head of sales Patrick Tancioco — yes the same coach who heads Better Basketball PH — Paul Desiderio, the Gomez de Liano brothers, Ricci Rivero, Jaydee Tungcab, CJ Cansino, Diego Dario, Mikee Reyes, Noah Webb, Brix Ramos, Renzo Subido, Jun Manzo, James Spencer, Will Gozum, Christiana Dimaunahan, and Karla Manuel shared the company’s advocacy through social media posts over the weekend.
Also helping spread the word were current UP courtside reporter Yani Mayo and former NorthPort muse Aya Fernandez.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude. The athletes’ support of our learning platform shows how books and learning activities can bring some comfort during this period of uncertainty,” said BuriBooks Chief Executive Officer Agno Almario.
For first time users of the app, BuriBooks is giving free access to their entire collection.
“Binuksan namin ang libreng paggamit ng aming serbisyo para makatulong sa maliit naming paraan ngayong meron tayong krisis. We thank the athletes for introducing our advocacy to their many followers,” Almario added.